Lotus Elise 0-60 times

Out of all performance specs, nothing but Lotus Elise 0-60 times can better speak about the vehicle's temper. While horsepower and torque blow smoke in the eyes, Elise zero to sixty specs and average time to run a quarter mile are pretty straightforward metrics allowing to compare against its competitors.

Very often there is no chance of doing Elise 0-to-60 test personally and making conclusions from the experience of the other drivers is the last thing you want.

Conducting a trustworthy test drive requires following a strict methodology that is intended to eliminate the inconsistent circumstances like weather, tires, surface, engine temperature. It is always better to leave it for professionals.


2011 Lotus Elise 0-60 times, all trims

Trim, HP, Engine, Transmission0-60 times1/4 mile times
SC Roger Becker Edition Convertible,217 hp
turbo,

4.7 sec

13.2 @ 111 mph
SC Convertible,217 hp
turbo,

4.7 sec

13.2 @ 111 mph
R Convertible,189 hp

5.2 sec

13.7 @ 106 mph

2010 Lotus Elise 0-60 times, all trims

Trim, HP, Engine, Transmission0-60 times1/4 mile times
SC Convertible,218 hp
turbo,

4.6 sec

13.1 @ 112 mph
Base Convertible,189 hp

5.1 sec

13.7 @ 107 mph

2009 Lotus Elise 0-60 times, all trims

Trim, HP, Engine, Transmission0-60 times1/4 mile times
SC Convertible,218 hp
turbo,

4.6 sec

13.1 @ 112 mph
Base Convertible,189 hp

5.1 sec

13.7 @ 107 mph

2008 Lotus Elise 0-60 times, all trims

Trim, HP, Engine, Transmission0-60 times1/4 mile times
SC Convertible,220 hp
turbo,

4.7 sec

13.1 @ 112 mph
Base Convertible,190 hp

5.2 sec

13.7 @ 107 mph
California Edition Convertible,190 hp

5.2 sec

13.7 @ 107 mph

2007 Lotus Elise 0-60 times, all trims

Trim, HP, Engine, Transmission0-60 times1/4 mile times
Base Convertible,190 hp

5.2 sec

13.7 @ 107 mph


Lotus Elise 0-60 mph acceleration across years

Year of a Model0-60 times1/4 mile times
2011

4.7 - 5.2 sec

13.2 @ 111 - 13.7 @ 106 mph
2010

4.6 - 5.1 sec

13.1 @ 112 - 13.7 @ 107 mph
2009

4.6 - 5.1 sec

13.1 @ 112 - 13.7 @ 107 mph
2008

4.7 - 5.2 sec

13.1 @ 112 - 13.7 @ 107 mph
2007

5.2 sec

13.7 @ 107 mph
2006

5.1 sec

13.6 @ 107 mph
2005

5.1 sec

13.6 @ 107 mph

The Lotus Elise has been around since 96’. However, it only got into the U.S. in 2005. Its European demand and constrained American crash tests barred it from crossing overseas. Back then, it was extremely difficult to get yourself a brand new two-seat lightweight machine that was both performance-oriented and affordable. Acquiring one meant that you had to opt for a used car. 

Since the introduction of the Lotus Elise, customers no longer had to worry about that. The new Elise comes refined with the previous droning engines, impracticality and awkward access fine-tuned. The chassis is brilliant and offers better comfort, reliability and safety.

The Elise mines its power from a 1.8-litre, 4-cylinder engine that is bred onto a six-speed manual transmission. The engine is Toyota-sourced and benefits from Lotus’ designs that add better intake and exhaust systems together with a tuned engine controller. The outcome is an upgrade to its power, churning up to 190hp at 7,800 rpm and a corresponding 133 lb-ft of torque at 6,800 rpm. If consumers wish to have more than the standard Elise model, there’s an optional supercharged Elise SC that comes with 220hp.

The Elise’s lack of comfort is mitigated by its remarkable handling and performance. The automaker claims that this little monster can get from 0-60mph in 4.9 seconds and make a run up to 141 mph.

For safety, Lotus includes the standard track control (optional) and antilock brakes. Side airbags and stability control are not offered. The interior screams “pure sports car”. The cockpit maximizes driving above everything else. Entering and exiting require awkward body motions due to the low steering wheel and wide door sills. Comfort is put to a minimum when it comes to making provision for long trips. The composite seats are lightly padded, offering enough support to the driver. Controls are standard and easy to use. There isn’t much within the car that will distract your eyes.

The 1.8-litre engine is built to respond quickly with plenty of power. The steering is non-powering and feels as natural as any other steering in a similar car. The car brakes using AP Racing’s Brembo calipers that come with 11.5-inch rotors all through. The general feeling is that of a race-oriented Italian car that costs about a quarter less.
The Elise works hard to get the driver in touch with the road. It delivers a lot of fun driving in a world curled up in technology.



Lotus Elise specs